GEORGE TOWN – The suspect who hit and killed a senior citizen while attempting to flee from the police inspection is remanded for six days at the Penang Magistrate Court today.
The Timur Laut District Police Chief, Assistant Commissioner Soffian Santong said, the 46-year-old suspect was remanded at the Penang Magistrate Court this morning to assist with police investigation.
On a relevant development, Soffian said, urine test on the suspect found that he was tested positive with drugs. The suspect also confessed that he got the heroin supply from his friend in Bayan Lepas for his personal use.
“We do not reject the possibility that the suspect fled from the police inspect as he had drugs in his possession.
“Besides that, we are running an investigation if the drug in his possession is for distribution to his other friends,” he told MalaysiaGazette.
Soffian added, further investigation found that the suspect had divorced his wife and has a child.
Yesterday, MalaysiaGazette reported that the police had to fire four shots at the car driven by a mower for running away from police inspection. The car also hit a senior citizen causing his death at Jalan Perak.
The shots were fired near the residential area at Jalan Batu Uban 2, about seven kilometres from the location of hit and run after the 46-year-old man tried to ram over the police who were chasing after him. –MalaysiaGazette